Gravely Stripes

Form, Function, and Fresh Perspectives

Welcome to the Gravely blog where you can find our latest product news, events and press releases. Check back often to learn what we’re up to in both the field and factory, and see how other landscapers are achieving their stripes.

Tips for Working Effectively with a Landscape Professional

​The work done by your landscape professional will be a big part of your life for years to come as it will influence the look and feel of your outdoor living space and more importantly, how you use and enjoy your lawn. Once you have selected the right firm for your project, there are a few things that can be done to ensure your work with a contractor is effective.

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Gravely Attends 2016 GIE + Expo in Louisville, K.y.

​Gravely attended the 2016 GIE + Expo, held in Louisville, K.y., from Oct. 18-20. Several representatives from the company were on hand to speak with attendees in both the company’s indoor booth and outdoor demonstration space.

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How to Select the Right Seeds for Fall Grass Sowing

The long, hot, grass-shriveling days of summer are finally falling behind us. And that means it’s time for you to get out in front of the colder weather and give your grass a fighting chance for the winter. In particular, fall makes a great time for re-sowing those damaged and flagging parts of your lawn that may have been hit hard by summer weather. The cooler weather supports tender young shoots that aren’t strong enough to survive the drought and high heat of the summer months. And unlike in the spring, the soil temperatures are warm and amiable to growing.

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Gravely® Introduces the Re-Designed ZT HD Zero-Turn Mower

Gravely® introduces the completely re-designed ZT HD, a new zero-turn lawn mower built for the prosumer and large-acreage cutter markets. The Gravely ZT HD was designed with commercial DNA, bringing several of the professional features found on Gravely’s Pro-Turn line to the residential market.

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Gravely® Introduces New Attachments for Pro-QXT™ Two-Wheeled Tractor

Gravely announces new attachments for the Pro-QXT two-wheeled tractor. The new attachments will be available at dealerships starting in November 2016.

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Ariens Company Chairman/CEO Dan Ariens Speaks at Gravely Tractor Club's Annual Mow-In

Ariens Company Chairman/CEO Dan Ariens and company representatives attended the Gravely Tractor Club of America’s 2016 Annual Mow-In. View photos from the event.

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Gravely® Partners with Yamaha® to Launch First-Ever Yamaha V-Twin EFI Engines for OPE Industry

Gravely® has partnered with Yamaha® to launch the first-ever Yamaha V-Twin EFI engines for the OPE industry. The Yamaha EFI engines will be available in the market first on select models in Gravely’s Pro-Turn 200 and 400 lines.

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Gravely Donates Atlas JSV

Gravely donated an Atlas JSV™ utility vehicle worth $20,000, outfitted for wildland firefighting, to Fox Valley Technical College’s Public Safety Training Center this week. The vehicle, designed for heavy-duty work, will assist students with trench training, confined space drills and prescribed burn exercises.

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Marty's Turf: Exceeding Client Expectations

Whenever we have an unhappy client at Grunder Landscaping Co, nine times out of 10, it’s because myself or one of our sales professionals did not clearly state what we would do and check to see if that matched client expectations. The challenge is to not only meet expectations, but to exceed them. Luckily, in the green industry, it’s not that hard to exceed expectations. Here are three suggestions to help you manage your clients’ expectations and wow them with your service.​​

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How to Determine the Proper Mowing Height

One of the most important rules to remember when deciding how high or low you want to mow your lawn is the one-third rule. Grass plants attempt to balance their above and below ground growth, so the root systems are roughly equal to the mass of grass blades. Removing no more than one-third of the grass blade at any one mowing helps keep this balance.

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